The brand new single from John Mark McMillan is here.

“Mercury & Lightning” is the title track off of his seventh studio album, which you can preorder Friday. 

He explained the title was inspired by Roman mythology.

Mercury is the god of financial gain, commerce, communication, travelers, boundaries, luck, trickery and thieves”, he said. “If something is hard to catch, understand or lock down, it’s known to be ‘mercurial’ or ‘like Mercury.’ The story of the new record begins with a conversation about all the things we run after, give our lives to–even die for–that often seem so mercurial and mysterious.

 

McMillan will also be on tour this fall. You can see the dates below, and get tickets here.

09.13 Richmond VA at The Broadberry
09.14 Philadelphia, PA at The Foundry
09.15 Vienna, VA at McLean Bible College
09.16 New York, NY at (Le) Poisson Rouge
09.18 Boston, MA at The Wilbur
09.19 Manheim, PA at The Junction Center

10.05 Nashville, TN at Rocketown
10.06 St. Louis, MO at Grace Church St. Louis
10.07 Wheaton, IL at Wheaton College
10.08 St. Paul, MN at University of Northwestern
10.10 Des Moines, IA at Wooly’s
10.11 Kansas City, MO at Graceway
10.12 Denver, CO at Soiled Dove
10.17 Vancouver, WA at LifePoint Church

10.18 Redding, CA at The Stirring

10.22 San Diego, CA at Kearny High School
10.24 Albuquerque, NM at Lobo Theater
10.26 Tulsa, OK at The Vanguard
11.03 Greer, SC at The Spinning Jenny
11.05 Atlanta, GA at Center Stage
11.09 Houston, TX at The Heights Theater
11.10 Austin, TX at Scoot Inn
11.11 Waco, TX at Common Grounds
11.12 Dallas, TX at The Door
11.14 Jackson, MS at Duling Hall
11.18 Charlotte, NC at Neighborhood Theater

Photo credit:  Bliss Kaufman